Trisopterus minutus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Poor cod
Trisopterus minutus
photo by Coudre, C.

Family:  Gadidae (Cods and haddocks)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 5 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 440 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Northeastern Atlantic: Trondheim Fjord and the Faeroe Islands to Portugal and along the Atlantic coast of Morocco (Ref. 1371). Not present in the Mediterranean (Ref. 90172).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0. Chin barbel well developed. Body brownish yellow dorsally, becoming paler ventrally; a dark blotch is at the base of the pectoral fin.
Biology:  Occurs mostly from 15 to 200 m in the Atlantic on muddy or sandy bottoms. Feeds on crustaceans, small fish, and polychaetes (Ref. 1371). Used in the production of fish meal, and in southern Europe as a human food (Ref. 35388).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 19.06.14

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